tobacco control

Youth Organizing Leadership Academy: YOLA!

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YLI is My Story

With our youth out of school for the summer, we at the Youth Leadership Institute in Fresno County viewed this summer as an amazing opportunity to engage youth from across the county in an enriching and fun six-week program.  We called this group YOLA, or the Youth Organizing & Leadership Academy.  Our goal was to … Continued

ABC 7 News covers YLI’s TURF Youth Group

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YLI is My Story

ABC 7 News elaborates on TURF’s work assessing their community, their commitment to social justice, and the time-intensive process of creating a proposal limiting the number of tobacco outlets within their City. After local attention was brought to a surplus of tobacco-selling stores in low income areas, YLI has moved towards creating momentum for an ordinance limiting … Continued

The Mission District’s El Tecolote Covers TURF

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YLI is My Story

El Tecolote covered TURF’s work in the Mission District – a neighborhood brimming with young people and tobacco outlets. With the YLI’s focus on community public health as a backdrop, the article explores the local politics regarding tobacco proliferation. Read the full article HERE.